Coronavirus News & Updates

The Port of Portland is in active partnership with public health partners to respond to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of employees and community members who use Port facilities is our top priority. Below are operational updates and information about how the Port is working to keep our community safe.


Terminal 6 Marine Shipping

The Port's marine terminals and the Portland International Airport (PDX) remain open and operational. For updates on PDX, head to

Operational Updates:

  • Our Marine terminals remain open under Governor Kate Brown's "Stay Home, Save Lives" order, as it remains critical to move goods in and out of the region.
  • Our bulk marine facilities—which handle grains, potash and soda ash—are experiencing normal export numbers.
  • SM Line continues to call weekly at Terminal 6.

Health & Safety Measures:

  • We enhanced cleaning efforts at our Port marine facilities, and terminal workers are practicing physical social distancing to keep themselves safe.
  • We are working in close coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, which requires vessels to report the health status of their crew 96 hours before arriving at a Port. So far, we have not had any reported issues, but we remain in close contact with the Coast Guard.


To help control the spread of coronavirus, the Port has asked all staff who can do our work remotely to do so. The Port (and airport) remains open and operational.


Information about COVID-19 is updated frequently. Please check the following federal and local resources for the most up-to-date information:

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